Asbestos is a group of naturally occurring minerals used in many
products because it adds strength, heat resistance, and chemical
resistance. Asbestos is a hazardous material. If employers and
workers do not take proper precautions for work around asbestos,
workers may develop serious chronic health problems or even
die of an asbestos-related disease. To prevent these health
problems, WorkSafeBC has developed requirements detailed in
the Occupational Health and Safety Regulation (the Regulation).